The FUTURE OF FOOD Grows Here.
Iowa has long been the location of choice for top agronomy and plant genetics companies due to the rich natural resources and cutting-edge farmers.
Prized by growers worldwide for high yields and disease- and pest-resistant properties, the cultivars and genotypes created in Iowa are continuing to revolutionize the plant science industry. Hundreds of new plant technologies spanning corn and soybean to industrial enzymes are exported from America’s Cultivation Corridor. As demand for food and plant-based ingredients and biorenewables grows – industry leading plant science companies in America’s Cultivation Corridor will meet the need. It starts here.
BY THE NUMBERS
Iowa has 31 percent more bioscience jobs than the national average and is a national leader in the agricultural feedstock and industrial biosciences subsection.
Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 2018
Iowa has committed more than $280 million towards dedicated, long-term water quality efforts over the next 12 years.
Iowa Legislature, 2018
Iowa’s research and development expenditures in biosciences are 12 percent higher than the national average.
National Science Board, 2018
Iowa is the leading producer of corn and grain products, and second highest producer of soybeans.